Saturday, June 09, 2007
The new medication Reglan the doctor put me on was doing me in. I was so tired all the time and was becoming depressed. Let's just say the thoughts werent good. And it started not to matter to me that i have lost almost 100 lbs. I decided to take myself off of it yesterday and called my doctor to let him know. He was on call but his assistant i spoke with was very helpful. Those side affects are very common but theres no substitution for the drug. On the bright side, it hadnt done anything to get rid of the acid so theres no loss there. I did some more research and from what ive read it looks like that if meds dont work the surgery i was talking about, the nissen fundoplication, is still a possibility. Its just that many people who have the surgery have the hiatal hernia which i dont. My doc wont get in touch with me until Monday but i hope to be back to my normal self by then. This pill was such a pain. 4 times a day, 30 minutes before each meal and at bedtime. Who knows when they are going to eat all the time and be able to take a pill? I think the only thing i havent tried is Prevacid. But i think my problem isnt the acid so much as its my stomach is letting it get all the way into my mouth. Its not a ton but its enough and constant enough that my throat and mouth burn at some level 24 hrs a day. Which is why im thinking surgery has got to be the answer.